Enfield, CT (September 9, 2005)–CharterOak Acoustic Devices, a subsidiary of Connecticut based CharterOak Entertainment Group, will make their first U.S. appearance at the AES Convention in NYC, October 7-10. Exhibiting at Booth #965, CharterOak will debut its E700, FET Condenser microphone.
The CharterOak E700 is a dual diaphragm FET condenser microphone which employs two 1.22″ gold sputtered Mylar diaphragms and pure class A head amp electronics. While this microphone is suitable for universal applications, CharterOak reports that “its rich sound, extremely low noise floor, and build quality make it a particularly excellent choice in the broadcast and voice over environments.” The E700 offers three selectable polar patterns and a two-step bass roll off.
CharterOak has been producing studio microphones in the U.S. for the last two years, releasing the flagship microphone–the SA538–to the public in the spring of 2003. “We deliberately kept a low profile through 2004 to continue to perfect the sound quality through several hi-profile in-studio beta testers,” said CharterOak’s VP of marketing. “This process has continued to prove to be our recipe for success as we continue to experience steady growth in sales.”
Visitors of AES will have the opportunity to view and audition CharterOak microphones, including the SA538 dual diaphragm condenser, utilizing the center terminated S-1 capsule; the SA538B, a side address dual diaphragm vacuum tube condenser microphone which employs the side terminated S-2 capsule type; and the S600 front address vacuum tube condenser–sold in pairs–which employs the S-3 capsule and is said to be “excellent when used in small rooms as a stereo overhead pair on the drum kit”; and the E700 FET, designed as CharterOak’s first entry into the broadcast market.
For more information about CharterOak microphones, please visit the company’s web site: www.charteroakacoustics.com.